This easy Instant Pot Green Rice is quick to throw together and packed with bright, fresh flavor; it’s a perfect weeknight side dish. Cooking the rice with fresh herbs is a simple trick to give plain white rice a major flavor upgrade, so definitely consider playing around with this classic recipe concept using whatever fresh, soft herbs you have on hand. To experiment with additional flavor profiles, be sure to check out our other Instant Pot rice variations. 

Marianne Williams
Recipe by MyRecipes


Credit: Jen Causey; Prop Styling: Kashara Johnson; Food Styling: Marianne Williams

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10 mins
30 mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 3/4 cup)


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  • Combine parsley, onion, poblano, and 1/2 cup each of the chicken broth and cilantro to the bowl of a food processor. Process until finely chopped, about 20 seconds. 

  • Add herb mixture, rice, salt, olive oil, and remaining 1/2 cup broth to an Instant Pot, stirring to submerge rice completely in liquid. Cover with lid, and turn to “rice” setting, making sure steam valve is closed. When done, let stand for 10 minutes.

  • Open steam valve, and allow remaining steam to escape. Carefully remove lid, and fluff with a fork. Top with remaining 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, and serve immediately.